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No Thank You Jump Ship

No Thank You

Jump Ship

Lame-O Records
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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

No Thank You‘s Kaytee Della Monica has been involved in the Philadelphia music scene since she was 16, originally a founding members of Airports, she subsequently went on to pursue a visual arts degree, something that still resonates deeply within her musical endeavours. Last year she teamed up with Nick Holdorf, from In The Pines, and The Superweaks’ Evan Bernard to form a new project, one that became No Thank You, with the aim of making collected her ideas come to life. Jump Ship is their debut full length, that follows on from the 2016 EP, A Nu Start, and was released on the 24th Februray 2017 and is available via Lame-O Records.

Eyeballs opens Jump Ship with some mellow ethereal indie, that to my ears is reminiscent of The Cocteau Twins, that serves as a prelude before Cold kicks in with a slow deliberate fuzzy riff that kicks into a more playful element before exiting on a return to the fuzz. Old News starts with more strings and ethereal vocals that slowly build to a more strident riff before fading away, it isn’t until Serenity Song that Jump Ship gets properly into gear, this track boasts a gloriously overdriven riff that’s overlaid with keyboards and the ever present ethereal vocal style of Kaytee Della Monica. At the midway point the album returns to the mellow indie stylings that opened Jump Ship, before the lead single from the album, Juicy J, kicks in with the albums finest 90 seconds, a gloriously insistent drumbeat overlaid with a frantic guitar hook that makes you want to bounce round the room, Teeter and The Unbearable Purposelessness of Being end the album in fine style, keeping up the energy levels and building Jump Ship to a fine finale.

I can’t decide whether Jump Ship is a throwback to earlier times, or an album that’s ahead of the game, there’s a fair nod to their influences, quirky keyboards playfully sit amongst some fine intense guitar riffs, that in turn sit alongside moments of tenderness and subtlety. This is certainly one of the most idiosyncratic releases I’ve heard this year, you can pick up the influence of numerous bands from the 80’s on this album, but this is no anachronistic tribute to the indie scene from days gone by. Whilst the influences are many and varied No Thank You have carved out a unique debut album, that despite my initial misconceptions has slowly won me over, and as I play it once more I have the feeling I won’t be the only person that this trio have that effect upon.

You can order the ltd edition vinyl, available on black and splatter variants, of Jump Ship here

Jump Ship is available for download and streaming here

No Thank You Stream ‘Jump Ship’ In Full

No Thank You Jump ShipNo Thank You are now streaming their debut album, Jump Ship, in full via GoldFlakePaint, the album is set to be released on February 24th via Lame-O Records and pre-orders are available now physically and digitally. No Thank You will be touring this February with The Superweaks, beginning February 25th in New York City, No Thank You will also play their record release show for Jump Ship in Philadelphia at Everybody Hits on February 24th.

Jump Ship can be ordered physically here, digitally here and streamed here

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No Thank You Stream ‘Old News’ From Upcoming ‘Jump Ship’ LP

No Thank You Superweaks TourNo Thank You are now streaming Old News, the third single from their debut album Jump Ship, that is set to be released on February 24th via Lame-O Records. No Thank You will be touring this February with The Superweaks, beginning February 25th in New York City. No Thank You will also play the record release show for Jump Ship in Philadelphia at Everybody Hits on February 24th.

You can stream the track Old News via Brooklyn Vegan here

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No Thank You Confirm US Tour And Stream New Track

No Thank You Superweaks TourNo Thank You are now streaming The Unbearable Purposelessness Of Being, the second single off their debut album Jump Ship, coming out February 24th on Lame-O Records. No Thank You have also just announced they will be touring this February with The Superweaks, the tour begins with No Thank You‘s record release show in Philadelphia at Everybody Hits on February 24th.

You can stream The Unbearable Purposelessness Of Being via The AV Club here

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Modern Baseball Stream New Track From Three Way Split EP

OB-GD17-001.pdfModern Baseball are now streaming This Song Is Gonna Buy Brendan Lukens A Pair Of Socks, their contribution to their three way split with Thin Lips and The Superweaks. The split will be digitally available on January 20th, 2017 via Big Scary Monsters and Lame-O Records, and physically available exclusively on the bands’ tour together in the UK and Europe this winter, any leftover stock will be available in stores and online following the tour. You can stream This Song Is Gonna Buy Brendan Lukens A Pair Of Socks here

You can view the European Tour Dates below

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The Superweaks Release Music Video For ‘No Sorrow’

OB-GD17-001.pdfThe Superweaks have just released the music video for No Sorrow, their contribution to their three way split with Modern Baseball and Thin Lips, that is being released via Big Scary Monsters and Lame-O Records. The split will be digitally available on January 20th, 2017 and physically available exclusively on the bands’ tour together this winter, any leftover stock will be available in stores and online following the tour. After each band released a full length in 2016, Modern Baseball, Thin Lips and The Superweaks are kicking off 2017 with a tour together across Europe and the UK

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Modern Baseball, Thin Lips And The Superweaks Release Split EP

OB-GD17-001.pdfModern Baseball, Thin Lips and The Superweaks have announced a three way split single, that is being released via Big Scary Monsters and Lame-O Records. The split will be digitally available on January 20th, 2017, and physically available exclusively on the bands’ tour together in the UK and Europe this winter. Any leftover stock will be available in stores and online following the tour. After each band released critically acclaimed albums in 2016, Modern Baseball, Thin Lips and The Superweaks are kicking off 2017 with a tour together across Europe and the UK. 
 
Modern Baseball, Thin Lips and The Superweaks European tour dates can be viewed below

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The Superweaks

Better Heavens

Lame-O Records
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Rating: 4.5/5

 
 

 

 

The Superweaks were born out of the Philadelphia scene, they have members in common with fellow Pennslyvanians Thin Lips and Dangerous Ponies, the band evolved from a loose music collective to a full time band for their first EP, The World Is A Terrible Place And I Hate Myself And Want To Die, that was released as The Weaks. Since that first release they have gone from strength to strength, building a solid fan base, and changing their name to The Superweaks, and now they have released Better Heavens, this is their sophomore album and it follows on from their acclaimed 2015 debut, Bad Year.

Better Heavens combines varied influences, from the geek rock of Weezer and Nerf Herder, through to some traditional rock and DIY punk ethics, of bands such as The Ergs, to create a melodic and intense brand of power pop. They have retained the sound that made Bad Year such an impressive debut, but they’ve expanded their sound, and their range of influences, to create an album that surpasses their first release. Paralyzed is a fine starting point, it boasts a heavy riff, keyboards and effortless energy that is the hallmark of a great power pop release, the pace varies but the constant factor is the hook laden riffs that populate Better Heavens. The heavy pop is not the end of the story, tracks such as Heavy Dreams demonstrate a more reflective quality, the pace of the album is brought down but the riffs inexplicably get heavier, whilst Oh God We’re All So Miserable Now features an unashamedly melancholy feel.

Better Heavens is dedicated to the memory of the band’s bass player and family member, Corey Bernard, brother of vocalist Evan Bernard, who passed away at the age of 22 this summer. The artwork featured on the album, both on the cover and further art within the LP, come from drawings and sketches made by Corey, and the album was recorded prior to his death. Better Heavens is a fitting tribute to the their departed brother and band member, and I can’t help but feeling that this would be an album he would be proud of, it’s The Superweaks finest release to date and it’s a tribute to them that they carried on in their wake of their loss.

The Superweaks released Better Heavens earlier this month and the album can be ordered here

The Superweaks Premeire Video For ‘Run Away’

superweaks-bhThe Superweaks are now premiering their new music video for Run Away, the single comes off of the band’s new album, Better Heavens, that’s out today on Lame-O Records. The album is available for purchase now physically and digitally, and streaming on all platforms. The Superweaks fall tour begins on November 10th in Amitville, NY and the band will also be touring with Modern Baseball and Thin Lips in the UK and Europe starting January 2017.
 
Better Heavens can be ordered physically here and digitally here
 
The video for Run Away, and the tour dates, can be viewed below

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The Superweaks Stream New Album ‘Better Heavens’ In Full

superweaks-bhThe Superweaks are now streaming their new album Better Heavens in full, this is The Superweaks sophomore album and follow up to their debut, Bad Year. The album is set to be released on November 4th via Lame-O Records.
 
The Superweaks have just announced their US headlining tour this fall, the band will also be touring with Modern Baseball and Thin Lips in the UK and Europe starting January 2017.
 
You can pre-order and stream Better Heavens here and you can view their tour dates below

The Superweaks Premiere ‘I’ll See Myself Out’ Video

superweaks-bhThe Superweaks are now premiering the music video for their new single I’ll See Myself Out. The song comes off of the band’s sophomore record Better Heavens, set to be released on November 4th via Lame-O RecordsThe Superweaks have just announced their headlining tour this fall, the band will also be touring with Modern Baseball and Thin Lips in the UK and Europe starting January 2017.
 
Pre-orders for Better Heavens are now available physically here and digitally here 
 
The video for I’ll See Myself Out and a full list of dates can be found below.

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The Superweaks To Release ‘Better Heavens’ On November 4th

superweaks-bhThe Superweaks have just announced their new album Better Heavens will be coming out November 4th on Lame-O Records. The Superweaks have also released a new video for Better Heavens. The video was directed by Adam Peditto and features the band’s first single, the title track from their forthcoming album.

The Superweaks will be touring with Modern Baseball and Thin Lips in the UK and Europe starting January 2017.

Pre-orders for Better Heavens are now available here (physical) and here (digital)

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